Local families and children can look forward to improved play facilities at two local play areas, with works to upgrade existing equipment beginning in early July.
The upgrades to play areas at Oakfield and Horsell Moor will deliver a range of new equipment including multi-play units, swings and seesaws that offer a variety of activities for children of different ages and abilities.
Last year, the council unveiled its exciting proposals before consulting with local residents. Since then officers have worked with play provider, Kompan, to incorporate resident feedback into the final designs. Changes included a second set of swings at Oakfield to provide an additional toddler cradle seat and flat swing seat. Whilst at Horsell Moor, more challenging features for juniors and separate equipment for toddlers was added.
The council’s play area improvement programme is part of its commitment to deliver safe, thriving and sustainable communities for all.
The upgrade works have been funded through the council’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation, which is provided by government as part of its levelling up agenda. In addition, further funding through the local neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy and Horsell Residents Association were secured for the Horsell Moor upgrades.
To facilitate the upgrade works, it is necessary to close the play areas. We would like to thank local families for their patience during these works which are due to commence at Oakfield play area this week and at Horsell Moor play area the following week (10 July). Works are expected to take around four weeks to complete.